Book Reviews
October 1928


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By GEORGE L. BRODHEAD. Price, $1.50. Pp. 181. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1927.

Am J Dis Child. 1928;36(4):870. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920280221022

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This handy volume of 181 pages, written for the laity, is unique among this type of books in its "question-answer" arrangement. Thanks to a comprehensive index, the reader can readily find the answer to the innumerable questions that arise in the mind of the pregnant woman. These paragraph answers are well and simply worded and conform to the best obstetric opinion. From the standpoint of the lay reader, they leave nothing to be desired. Adverse criticism directed against the moot questions in obstetrics have no place in a review of this manual, but should be left to specialty journals and societies.

The sequence of the text is logical, and the book can be read consecutively with ease, enjoyment and profit. A wide circulation for this and similar manuals among expectant mothers would aid materially in improving the obstetric results.

The confinement case is such a complex of general medicine, rational

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